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SEASON 1 EPISODE 3 @InspirationWithE Radio Show!

During this episode “E” Interviews Guest Co-Host – Minister of Music, Singer and Music Consultant; George Ward @gdubb3 , Poet & PTSD Survivor; Ilona Gaspar @lotusheart.romanisoul , Single Mom & stroke survivor; Donna Bush @donnaevette and Actor, Producer, and Screenwriter living with Cerebral Palsy; Scott Rolfe @creativeswap. 

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that’s not

 

that’s not sadness in her eyes

that’s what pools of wisdom look like

once the dust has settled

 

 

 

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My heart is full and my mind is all over the place. It is racing a million miles a minute, but in a good way. I don’t feel worried, I feel needed. As though there are millions I’ve yet to meet who need what God has deposited inside of me at the disapproval of those who once knew me.

What’s that you ask? No. Not really sure what that means. I do know that I’ve spent almost two years publishing my journal on social media. Numbers increasing by the thousands on Instagram in the last 6 months while interaction with my core followers on my blog diminishing as a result.

My grammar and punctuation is still as suspect as I forewarned readers it would be in my initial post and consistency has been cloaked in obligatory life responsibilities.

I am different. My life is different. My household is different. My calling has not changed but it’s pretty obvious that my audience has. How God has enlarged my territory while I’ve finally fully embraced being an awkward, at times talkative, quirky introvert/borderline recluse is beyond me.

I’m finished chasing the familiar. Familiar faces. Familiar feelings. Familiar spaces. Not really sure what that means for me as a writer…with an audience. I just know I’m ready for the new thing.

Whatever that may be…as wonderfully scary as that may be.

Thanks to WordPress providing incredible statistics I know you’re out there. This website is visited by all walks of life representing several countries spanning the globe. For those that are still here…and still reading my work though you may not comment, I am deeply humbled and honored by your presence and support. It is CROWDED here on WordPress and the fact that something about http://www.authenticiteespeaks.com has caught your eye is mind blowing! God bless you and thank you for taking this journey with me.

That’s all for now. I once knew New and very much looking forward to rediscovering New once again.

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BEHIND THE MASK

Do you remember? All that advice I gave? Sincere, highly sought and at times unsolicited. I had all the answers when it wasn’t my turn. When my rhythm was real good and real right. 

Then immersed in & numbed by maladaptive coping mechanisms I was wooed into cataclysmic, organic, orgasmic, climatic throes of denial.  

Heartbreak has burnt my clutch. Wore me down. Glasses off. Contacts out. Looking for my crown. Hypersensitive to the slightest touch. Airbrushed smile now masks the frown. 

Do you remember? All that advice I gave? Thanked me cause your life it saved?
Well it’s not easy being a hypocrite. Somebody’s gotta do it…on the road to hell with good intentions paved. 


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Dear Beloved,

I know you’re smitten. This crush is deep. I see the way you look at them. You can hardly concentrate and the greatest wordsmith could never craft a piece to describe your feelings. Word on the street though is, “they don’t deserve a backstage pass“. 

Oh and the one you keep sharing your highest highs and lowest lows with? They’re not doing such a great job keeping your secrets secret honey. Much of what you’re sharing has been shared. They don’t deserve a front row to your circumstances. They don’t deserve an all access badge to your struggles. 

You however, do deserve better. Better, healthier relationships. Engagements and interactions that are as vibrant and as authentic as you believe that they are. 

Listen, we’ll talk more about it later. For now just be careful who you invite to the show. Beware of who allow to “Meet and Greet” you. There are those that are willing to pay whatever it takes just to have proof that you let them in.



Sincerely,

The One Writing Rave Reviews

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Hey you!

You were walking so fast I could barely catch up! I know since you landed the new promotion, your schedule has spiraled out of control! I’m sure you didn’t see me when I was running for the elevator; probably had some big meeting to go to! I just wanted to tell you that the word on the street is, “you have spinach in your teeth!”

When I saw the toliet tissue stuck to the bottom of your shoe and noticed your slip hanging, I was trying to let you know but you kept brushing past me. Every time you turned your nose up when I tried to make eye contact, you had a bit of company in the corner of your left nostril.  Oh and you kept muttering to the gentleman trying to open the door for you, ” Out of my way peon!”, but it’s Leon. You remember Leon, don’t you? He’s the valet guy that changed your tire in the rain that day. 

Anyway. I know you’re busy. I sure hope this email doesn’t end up in the spam folder or junk pile! I had to let you know about the spinach in your teeth because since you hardly smile or talk to anyone anymore, it’s kinda hard to prove. I keep telling everyone you haven’t changed a bit…but that’s been kinda hard to prove too.

Cordially,

Leon’s Sponsor

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Misdiagnosis 

Yawn…

As usual you’re reading me all wrong

You were never really good at keeping time 

Nor very good at keeping track of lies

You held many a door open 

But always went first

Me lagging behind 

You say “Good to see you too again”

Misdiagnosing my smirk much to my chagrin 

I’m sick of you mistaking my allergic reaction to your lies for goosebumps 

Inoculated 

Impassive 

I am


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When you’re rocked
by more than one
at the same time
and they each think they’re
the only one feeding you
yet you’re at the helm 

bookmarking

for a more convenient time

Trying to pick up 

where you left off

with a select few 

Dusting off residue

Musn’t leave behind a clue 

Revealing who made

the biggest 

impression

on

you

 

🌼authenticitee🌼

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I was so dehydrated 

Until you met me in deep waters

Everyone else 

Demanded that I swim to shore

Now I know what it’s like to be

Resuscitated

And have my breath taken away

At the same time

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